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touch screen

[′təch ‚skrēn]
(computer science)
An electronic display that allows a user to send signals to a computer by touching an area on the display with a finger, pencil, or other object.

touch screen

(hardware)
An input device that allows user to interact with computer by touching the display screen.

Often this uses beams of infrared light that are projected across the screen surface. Interrupting the beams generates an electronic signal identifying the location of the screen. Software interprets the signal and performs the required operation.
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The touch-sensitive screen can be managed with a stylus pen.
0-inch touch-sensitive screen, which can also play DVDs and music software such as CDs and MP3 files.
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As an example of such technology, she shows a colorful toy-like laptop computer fitted with a touch-sensitive screen, using a Visual Screen Display, embedded with "hot spots" that the children can press to produce sounds of laughter and words, and to learn language.
Innovative T-Touch watch in titanium on a bright orange rubber strap with a touch-sensitive screen that allows you to access eight separate functions, including time, alarm, temperature, compass, altimeter; and depth by pressing on the face, $650, by Tissot.
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The devices feature a stylus and touch-sensitive screen, an on-screen keyboard and a writing pad with handwriting recognition.
The DVP4 powers the touchpanel interface, which allows users to manage the presentation from the Director's 67-inch touch-sensitive screen, which also functions as a whitebeard or a high-resolution interactive control panel installed on a lectern or podium.
The Performer features a lightweight, high-resolution, page-sized color 15" LCD touch-sensitive screen with an anti-glare overlay.
Under the planned electronic voting system, voters will be able to cast their votes for a candidate or a political party by using a touch-sensitive screen.
A five-minute vision test that uses a laptop computer and a touch-sensitive screen could be used both on Earth and in space to help diagnose the onset of eye disease and even certain types of brain tumors, according to Wolfgang Fink, a physicist and senior member of the technical staff at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.